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Mizuno Pro 241 Irons Review

Mizuno Pro 241 Irons Review

hat’s new? How much does it cost? And how does it perform? Jack Backhouse brings you the low down on the Mizuno Pro 241 irons

 

Mizuno have updated their player irons offering and have developed a blade that is even sleeker than before. In this set we have new head sizes, new centre of gravities, new bounce angles, but the same buttery soft feel. So how do they perform? Find out in our Mizuno Pro 241 irons review.

pro 241 irons
5 star review
NCG SUMMARY

Mizuno have been at the top of the game when it comes to player’s irons, so it should not be a surprise that these irons are fantastic.

Out of the centre these irons feel softer than the previous iteration of the Mizuno blade, but I still found they were no slouch in terms of ball speed and distance.

These blades are absolutely stunning; with basically zero offset and a clean back-of-head design, they are going to intimidate your playing partners on the first tee.

PROS

  • Look so good behind the ball
  • Nothing feels like a Mizuno
  • Super consistent launch conditions

CONS

  • Will not suit slow or inconsistent ball strikers

Mizuno Pro 241 Irons Review: First Impressions

When you take these irons out of the box, you are careful where you put them down. They are one of the very few irons where it would almost be acceptable to use iron covers (FYI, it still isn’t acceptable). It took me all of 20 minutes from receiving these irons to getting out on the range to test them. They are beautiful. They are thin. First impressions are good.

Mizuno irons

NCG Verdict

For a long time, Mizuno has known how to make a good-looking blade, but in the last few years, they have become top performers across the board. We have all had a set of Mizuno irons in the past; I had a set of MP-32 irons, which were a gift from the lowest handicapper in the club when he upgraded. I couldn’t hit them, but they were absolutely beautiful. I have had a soft spot for Mizuno irons ever since.

I tested the Pro 221 irons back in 2022 and even used the half set they sent me for a short while, so I was extremely excited to get my hands on these. We can start with the finish of the head, which is less reflective but still shiny. You still want people checking out your bag when they walk past and these irons have that appeal, the new finish is better.

mizuno blades

Putting the club down behind the ball, you notice one of the big changes in this new lineup. Following feedback from their tour players, Mizuno have shortened the blade length on the short irons, making them even smaller than before! I like this as they feel like precision medical tools, not heavy-duty weapons. The Pro 241 is once again made from forged one-piece grain flow forged 1025E steel and still has that soft copper underlay that makes these irons feel like no other.

One thing you notice straight away when getting going with these irons is how nicely they cut through the turf. No, they don’t make you swing like Keith Mitchell, but the irons have a new bounce design that changes as you move through the set, increased by a degree in the long irons and 2 degrees in the scoring irons, this is to improve the irons turf interaction and produce more tour divots… well in my mind anyway.

skytrak data

You can see that I hit these irons pretty consistently. What I love is the front-to-back dispersion in the shots I hit with the 9 iron and 7 iron; there basically isn’t any. This is music to the ears of a good player as we are searching for the most predictable launch possible, not more distance and not more forgiveness. Despite these being fairly weak lofts by modern standards, they still pack a punch. 194, carrying with the 5 iron as thin as the head is mightily impressive.

The club’s centre of mass has been moved in the head so that centred strikes feel softer but more powerful than the previous irons. They felt really strong for a blade. I spent a bit of time away from the launch monitor just having fun shaping shots, holding the ball up into the wind and controlling trajectories, and this is where you feel the full benefit of the Mizuno. The strikes felt fabulous, and the ball was really easy to manipulate.

If you’re not looking for a full set of blades, there are more models in the Mizuno Pro lineup that you might consider split setting with. The Mizuno Pro 241, 243, and 245 irons all offer different characteristics to help optimize your iron play. You might even consider the hollow bodies Pro Fli-hi in the longer irons for more help with launch and carry. I tested these irons with the KBS tour shaft and full cord grips, which are a top-echelon combo.

If you are a blade lover, get out and try these irons

mizuno pro 241 irons

Mizuno Pro 241 Irons Review Review: The Details

Available: Now

RRP: £1299 4-PW

7 iron loft: (Degrees) 34

Shafts: 24 custom shafts available

More information: Mizuno Website

Jack Backhouse

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Jack is a PGA Golf Professional who specialises in coaching, teaching golf to beginners and top-level amateurs for 10+ years. He also loves his golf equipment and analysing the data of the latest clubs on the market using launch monitors, specialising in blade irons and low-spinning drivers despite having a chronically low ball flight.

Although Jack has no formal journalism training, He has been reading What's In The Bag articles since he started playing at 12 and studying golf swings since his dad first filmed his swing to reveal one of the worst over-the-top slice swings he reckons has ever been recorded, which set him off on the path to be a coach. His favourite club ever owned was a Ping G10 driver bought from a local top amateur with the hope that some of the quality golf shots would come with it (they didn't), and worst was a Nike SQ driver he only bought because Tiger was using it.

Jack is a member of Sand Moor Golf Club and regularly gets out on the golf course to prepare for tournaments. Jack uses a TaylorMade BRNR Mini driver, a half set of TaylorMade P7MB irons, MG4 wedges and a TaylorMade TP Reserve putter.

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